Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Laborie Blanc de Blancs Brut MCC Western Cape 2008 91 Points

Laborie Blanc de Blancs Western Cape 2008 91 Points

Clear, bright, consistent fine bubble with delicate mousse.

Clean, high intensity, lemony, flinty, mineral, matchstick, with subtle autolysis character, quite south Burgundian in profile, excellent purity of fruit and well integrated oak, complex and layered.

Dry, near precise dosage, high acidity, moderate alcohol, linear, matchstick follows through, fresh and lively, crunchy minerality, very good length, persistent finish.

Laborie Blanc de Blancs is one of the most consistent MCC in that style, 100 % Chardonnay, the 2008 is racier than in previous vintage with a laser like precision.

Now until 2020, if cellared properly